Shropshire

21 Jun 2018
A firm of Shropshire architects has beaten off competition from across the Midlands to win a prestigious award for its inspiring design that transformed a Shrewsbury home. Base Architecture and Design, which worked with building contractors KRM and the property owners Mark Groome and Becky Walker to transform the River House in Water Lane, scooped the title in the Best Extension or Alteration to...
21 Jun 2018
  Pedal power at Loton Park … An evening time trial for 30 junior members of Mid Shropshire Wheelers and Newport Cycling Club was held on the speed hill climb course at Loton Park Hill Climb near Shrewsbury. The youngsters tackled the 1475 yard tarmac course which rises through the deer park of the stately home at Alberbury, and which had been completely resurfaced by venue organisers Hagley Car...
Councillor Viv Parry and volunteers at The Furniture Scheme are trying to stop people dumping rubbish in the charity's yard
11 Jun 2018
A charity in South Shropshire is temporarily suspending all collections of donations as it struggles to cope with rubbish dumped on its doorstep. The Furniture Scheme, in Ludlow, restores and resells unwanted furniture and offers a free  collection service, but in recent months items which should be taken to the tip have instead been dumped by their door. Staff say the problem has increased ‘out...
06 Jun 2018
Howie, Kent & Co are letting agents operating throughout Shropshire, actively looking to let and manage properties in and around the county. Husband and wife team Duncan and Sarah Howie have over ten years’ experience working for national surveying firms, carrying out lettings in both towns and rural areas. Sarah Howie comments, “The residential lettings market is thriving in Shropshire, with...
Well known Shrewsbury based artist signs up for Ellesmere College National Art Exhibition and Sale of Works
24 May 2018
Artists of international acclaim have signed up to be part of an annual art festival in north Shropshire. The seventh National Art Exhibition and Sale of Works at Ellesmere College will feature work by the UK Comics Laureate, Charlie Adlard, of Shrewsbury, who will be showing previously unseen artwork, life drawing sketches and original pieces from published works. More than 80 professional...
23 May 2018
A record crowd of keen gardeners arrived at the British Ironwork Centre on Sunday for the company’s annual plant hunters’ fair, now in its 4th year. With over £1000 raised for Hope House Children’s Hospices and an unprecedented amount of support, the event was a tremendous success.   The Centre played host to the some of the most highly respected nurseries in the country as well as small...
21 May 2018
Shropshire teachers are being invited to take part in a free workshop aimed at encouraging a new generation of children to learn traditional English dance. The day-long session at Trinity Primary School in Ford on June 15 will give primary teachers an insight into how to combine folk dance with contemporary hip hop and how it can be incorporated in the timetable for lessons in dance, fitness or...
09 May 2018
The Shropshire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) will today (Wednesday May 2nd) demand that Shropshire Council clearly explains its calculations around employment land requirements which CPRE has deemed misleading.  Ahead of a question being posed to Shropshire Council’s Cabinet meeting taking place today, Charles Green, Spokesperson for CPRE Shropshire, commented: “We...
01 May 2018
A new vineyard and major visitor destination venue is currently taking shape on the outskirts of Shrewsbury and a local young woman has returned to the family fold to oversee a series of open days for visitors to get a preview of the development. Hencote Estate, situated off the Ellesmere Road in Shrewsbury will eventually become a fully productive vineyard with its own winery to create a variety...
23 Apr 2018
Legal eagles from a Shropshire law firm scooped first and second place in a charity quiz raising funds for Severn Hospice. The event, organised by Shropshire corporate recovery firm BCR, drew teams of local accountants, bankers and lawyers to the Corbet Arms pub in Uffington, Shrewsbury. Staged to mark St George’s Day, the quiz tested their general knowledge of British sport, geography,...
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